Cinterion launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design. AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications such as, onboard vehicle computing, internet access, fleet management as well as automatic eCall and emergency roadside assistance, integrated hands free calling and many more.

The module’s SIM Access Profile enables easy integration of additional wireless devices, connection with smartphones and software applications, while analog audio processing and advanced voice support provide superior hands-free capabilities. AH3’s compact, single-sided design shares a common footprint with forthcoming LTE modules.

The ruggedized AH3 module features a totally new and improved triple-diversity antenna concept that is based on pogo pads enabling simple and reliable mounting at a reduced total cost of ownership. The three antennas allow always-on communications with simultaneous voice, data and continuous GPS tracking for true multi-tasking. AH3’s extended temperature range and improved power management preserve battery power and guarantee longevity even in extreme vibration, moisture and temperature conditions typical of automotive applications.

"There is tremendous opportunity and demand in the automotive sector as a growing number of manufacturers are leveraging the power of broadband cellular M2M communication in cars, trucks and other machines to provide drivers and mobile businesses with greater and richer access to information and remote diagnostics," said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion. "Cinterion’s easy-to-integrate, richly-featured AH3 module meets all the demands of advanced automotive applications."

Additional AH3 product information:

AH3 samples and evaluation kits are available with mass production beginning in Q2 2012. AH3 meets the most stringent automotive industry quality standards including e-mark and VDA 6.2 and it is IMDS listed and produced in a factory that is certified according to automotive TS16949 standards. AH3 comes in two versions: AH3-US which supports AWS band in Northern America, and AH3-W which adds 900 MHz to cover all other world regions and to ensure true global roaming. All Cinterion modules are backed by market leading customer support and come with full type approval (FTA) as well as pre-certification by the world’s largest mobile network operators supporting global functionality and a swift time-to-market.

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